Matt Runkle
MATT-RUNKLE.COM

 

EDUCATION
                 
MFA, Book Arts
The University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA 2015

MFA, English Creative Writing with a Concentration in Fiction
Mills College, Oakland, CA 2008

BA, English Creative Writing with a Concentration in Fiction
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA • 1999

 

WORKSHOPS

2016–2017, Introduction to Artist Books
San Francisco Center for the Book San Francisco, CA

2016–2017, Exploring Collage: Tools & Techniques
San Francisco Center for the BookSan Francisco, CA

2016–2017, Building a Case for a Perfect-Bound Text Block
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA

2015, Writing the Visual: For Writers (and Non-Writers) Who 'Can't Draw' But Wish They Could
Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA

2015, Free Generative Workshop: Writing the Visual
Public Space One Iowa City, IA

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014–2015, Instructor, Creative Writing for Book Arts: Writing for Visual & Material Genres
The University of Iowa Center for the Book Iowa City, IA

2008–2012, Book Art Teaching Assistant
Mills College Oakland, CA

2008, Fiction and Comics Instructor
Emerging Writers Institute Berkeley, CA

2007–2008, Composition Teaching Assistant
Mills College Oakland, CA

 

PERFORMANCES & READINGS

April 2015, Mission Creek Lit Crawl
Reading at NoDo Downtown featuring writers from Brooklyn Arts Press and Poetry magazine Iowa City, IA

February 2015, Live from Prairie Lights
Solo reading of excerpts from The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales Iowa City, IA

December 2014, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales Release Party
Reading given at the Paper Nest Iowa City, IA

August 2014, August Readers in Transit Series
Reading given with C.S. Ward & Sara Majka Iowa City, IA

October 2013, Dia de los Halloweenes Chili Cook-off
Guest chili bard reading given with Dave Morice & Lisa Roberts at Public Space One Iowa City, IA

April 2012, Why There Are Words Reading Series
Reading given at Studio 333 Sausalito, CA

October 2011, Gathering the Embers: A Dia de los Muertos Tribute Show
Reading given at SOMArts San Francisco, CA

June 2011, Put This In Your Gun Tour
Guest reading given at Unnameable Books Brooklyn, NY

February 2011, Breaking Ranks Reading & Exhibition
Performance given at Headlands Center for the Arts Sausalito, CA

February 2009, Smack Dab
Slideshow given at Kirk Read’s and Larry-bob Roberts’ monthly reading event San Francisco, CA

 

COLLECTIONS

Blanton Museum of Art at UT, Austin

The Library of Congress Special Collections

Newberry Library

F. W. Olin Library Special Collections at Mills College

The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017, Reader's Art: Control/Alt/Shift
Catholics, an artist book
Minnesota Center for Book Arts Minneapolis, MN

2016, 20/20 Vision
Catholics, an artist book
San Francisco Center for the Book San Francisco, CA

2015, Blood Quantum
Catholics, an artist book
23 Sandy Gallery Portland, OR

2015, Sheffield International Artist's Book Exhibition
Catholics, an artist book
Bank Street Arts Sheffield, UK

2015, words|matter
Catholics, an artist book
Arts on Elston Chicago, IL

2015, Catholics
An artist book exhibited along with companion drawings and prints
K. K. Merker Gallery Iowa City, IA

2015, This Into That: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work
Tarpaulin Kingdom & The Phoenix House, two unique-edition collaged books
Nave Gallery Annex Somerville, MA

2015, The Caxton Club's 120th Anniversary Celebration Pop-up Exhibit
Three drawings from Catholics, an in-process artist book
Newberry Library Chicago, IL

2014, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales
A solo show featuring collages & broadsides inspired by the newly released fiction collection
The Paper Nest Iowa City, IA

2014, SGC International Queer Communities in Print Portfolio
Socialites, letterpress broadside
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery San Francisco, CA

2014, Peripheral Shifts
Plans & The Groom, letterpress chapbooks
A Lament, laser-printed flexagon in Japanese portfolio enclosure
Quad City Arts Gallery Rock Island, IL

2013, The Art of Letterpress II
'Nothing is hidden ...', letterpress design built from ornaments
The Compound Gallery Oakland, CA

2012, Somatotopia
Tarpaulin Kingdom, unique-edition collaged book
Public Space One Iowa City, IA

2012, The Letterpress Guild of New England 30th Anniversary Poster & Broadside Exhibition
Three broadsides
Arsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA

2012, Occupy Bay Area
'Dream of Things ...', protest sign in collaboration with Miriam Klein Stahl & Gabby Miller
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA

2012, Valentine's Day Mega Art Show
'He's returning to his book ...', pop-up illustrated postcard
Down at Lulu's Oakland, CA

2011, Babylon Lexicon
Five broadsides
Antenna Gallery New Orleans, LA

 

PRESENTATIONS

April 2017, Queers + Comics Conference San Francisco, CA
Artist talk presented as part of a panel titled Expanding Comics: New Ways to Use Words & Pictures

June 2016, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery San Francisco, CA
Transcend|Constrain: Collective Book Dimensions
Artist talk presented as part of an exhibition titled Mesocosm

January 2016, CBAA Biennial Conference Nashville, TN
How Many Muses: Writing Text + Image from Guide Letters to Non-photo Blue
Scholarly artist talk presented as part of a panel titled Confabulated Histories

April 2014, PCA/ACA National Conference Chicago, IL
Narrative Disrepute: The Serial & the Extra-Textual Search for Resolution
Paper presented as part of a panel titled Material Culture in Print: Graphics, Books & Ephemera (Panel Chair)

January 2014, CBAA Biennial Conference Salt Lake City, UT
Framed by Thumbs: Reading Raymond Pettibon
Paper presented as part of a panel titled Out of the Copy Machine, Into the Streets: Where Zines Confront Artist Books

November 2009, Mills College Oakland, CA
Panel discussion titled Looking BOOKward and led by Julie Chen

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2017, Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute

2014, Catholics, Caxton Grant

2011, Cartoonist in Residence, Cartoon Art Museum

2011, 'A Fable In Service of Hastening the End of All Borders', Finalist, Calvino Prize

2011, Twos: A Novel, Shortlisted, Big Moose Award

2008, Twos: A Novel, Amanda Davis Fiction Thesis Award, Mills College

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2013–Present, Board Member (Vice President for Membership 2016–2017), College Book Art Association

2012–Present, Member, American Printing History Association

 

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